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The U.S. Postal Service says that mail for U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan should be sent by Dec. 4 for arrival by Christmas. Holiday mail going to other military overseas APO/FPO locations should be sent by Dec. 11.   Except for military mail going to Iraq and Afghanistan (APO/FPO AE ZIP 093), Express Mail also… Continue Reading Postal Service sets military holiday mail deadlines

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Because of a large military population that spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually, Colorado Springs has enjoyed relative economic stability despite the recession. The Army is the state’s second largest employer, with a current active-duty population of more than 20,000 soldiers. And the largest single beneficiary continues to be El Paso County – home… Continue Reading Carson’s growth helps buffer local economy

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Boeing Co. wants the Air Force to immediately explain why it awarded a $35 billion contract to rival European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. and its partner, Northrop Grumman Corp. The contract was for supplying air-to-air refueling tankers to the Air Force, which Boeing has been doing for nearly… Continue Reading Air Force thwarts Boeing, awards contract to European company

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Australian football coming to Springs

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The United States Australian Football League national championships are scheduled to take place at the Air Force Academy in October. About 1,000 athletes representing 32 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams, as well as coaches and officials, are expected to be in attendance. “Following months of extensive research and close negotiations, the USAFL Board and… Continue Reading Australian football coming to Springs

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Greening the Military

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Kent Butts will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado College entitled Environment and Security: Greening the Military. Butts, director of the National Security Issues Branch, Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, will discuss restructuring systems and operations in the U.S. Department of Defense to make their activities less… Continue Reading Greening the Military

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USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Andrews Colorado Springs Business Journal media partner News Channel 13 reported today that Vic Andrews, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Colorado Springs operation, is retiring. Andrews has spent 10 years with the financial services provider and 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to joining USAA, he served as vice superintendent of… Continue Reading USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Honeywell gets $389 M contract add on

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Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. of Colorado Springs has received a $389 million add-on to an existing Air Force contract. This latest increase will allow the Air Force to pay for work on systems and maintenance engineering, network support integration, on-site and off-site depot level maintenance and software maintenance of the Air Force Satellite Control Network.

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Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host the Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting at the Antler’s Hilton hotel on Jan. 14 about how the Pikes Peak region will respond to troop increases. Organizers will provide the updates on the arrival, deployment and return of brigades, and offer information about demographics, housing estimates, behavioral… Continue Reading Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting

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Fort Carson budget for continued growth

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In view of the 4,800 additional soldiers and new brigade combat team that have been assigned to Fort Carson, an obvious question might be “Will the existing post be able to handle all the new folks?” While it’s still too early to get a reading from the Department of the Army on specific future plans… Continue Reading Fort Carson budget for continued growth

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The U.S. Army has selected Fort Carson to receive an additional brigade combat team of 4,877 soldiers to supplement the four brigades already assigned to the Mountain Post. The expansion is part of the Army “Grow the Force” initiative, under which it is creating six new brigades during the next five years. Democratic Sen. Ken… Continue Reading 4,800 more soldiers coming to Fort Carson

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